Hand-crafted Micheladas and Mexican Gastronomy Awaits You at URBANA Anaheim in the Packing District

The fish tacos were an unexpected star of the show, but I traveled to Anaheim to try URBANA’S trio of distinctive, hand-crafted, and colorful micheladas. I love micheladas but typically they consist of the same minimal ingredients and taste very similar, so I was excited to try some unique spins on the classic Mexican drink. All made from different scratch ingredients and different colors, which fits right in with the decor, URBANA boasts the Tradicional, Aguachile, and Toro Rojo micheladas.

Day Dining for Brunch at the Newly Opened Fort Oak in Mission Hills

In a sea of chilaquiles, breakfast burritos, and huevos rancheros, typical for Southern California brunch menus, Fort Oak is pushing the boundaries of what a brunch menu can be. Trust me there is nothing better than having a hangover, drinking a stiff bloody mary and devouring a giant breakfast burrito, but it is also nice to have a more refined and upscale brunch experience. When you try a new restaurant and get the experience of tasting something you’ve never experienced before; don’t us brunchers and day diners deserve the same experience?

Brunchfaced: Easter Weekend Brunch Guide

Hoppy Easter! Here’s your egg-cellent guide on where to get brunchfaced this Easter weekend in San Diego!

Brunchfaced: Weekend Brunch Guide

With a blink of the eye, the first quarter of the year has come and gone. I’m kind of in shock that it’s already April! Get the month started off right by getting brunchfaced at this weekend’s top picks!

Brunchfaced: Padres Opening Weekend Brunch Guide!

Finally,......it’s going to be a warm, sunny, and gorgeous weekend again in San Diego!!! It felt like this cold weather had no end in sight this year! Not to mention its opening weekend for baseball!!!! So, whether your headed to the game or looking for a patio to soak up some sunshine and get brunchfaced, here are my picks for Padres opening weekend!

A Neighborhood for Foodies? North City, San Marcos Boasts Accessible and Inviting Dining Options

North City, an urban, mixed use development in San Marcos that is aiming to become the official downtown of North County, has already welcomed some amazing dining and entertainment options during phase one of development. All are easily accessible and walkable from the community and North County residents can easily travel to North City with it’s convenient and central location.

The Drunken Tomato Awards 2019 Results Are In!

It’s that time of year again!!! The results of the 2nd annual Drunken Tomato Awards are in!! Shelley Buchanan of The Drunken Tomato hosted twelve bloody mary experts from across the country, who came together for an epic weekend in Los Angeles, California to name the best bloody mary mixes in the world! It was a lot of “hard work” but hey, someone’s got to do it!

Brunchfaced: Saint Patrick's Day Weekend Brunch Guide

I’m super stoked about this weekend and to be celebrating here in San Diego!! For Saturday, I only have one plan and that’s to attend the shamROCK block party in the Gaslamp District!! I’ll definitely be needing a stiff bloody mary and some brunch on Sunday morning, so here’s where to party on Saturday and get brunchfaced on Sunday to cure your hangover!

What's Your Kitchen Story? The Millionaire Mary from Kitchen Story, San Francisco

When I first sipped Kitchen Story’s Millionaire Mary, I wasn’t sure what to think. Before I could even process the flavors, my mom’s best friend, Lisa, had already drank her entire bloody! The bloody mary has a succulent and sweet flavor, combined with a slightly more than subtle horseradish kick that tickles your tongue. Growing up in kitchens I learned all about the wonders of onions and what they can do to elevate food. The finely minced onions in the mix brightens the sweetness of the tomatoes while the saltiness of the rim balances the hangover concoction perfectly.

Brunchfaced: Mardi Gras Weekend Brunch Guide

Okay ya’ll, don’t let me down this weekend! Brunchfaced LLC officially became registered with the state of California this week and we’ve got to get brunchfaced to celebrate!! I plan on celebrating my booty off and invite you to join in with me at these amazing events and brunch spots this weekend!

Uniquely Refreshing; Toast Gastrobrunch Arrives in Carlsbad

Toast’s featured cocktail, Alfie’s Green Bloody is a spin on the savory and red morning libation that is the bloody mary. Made from tomatillos, this green goddess is mixed with gin, Alfie’s green bloody mix and garnished with a roasted jalapeño, shrimp, stuffed olive, and bacon with a smoked salt rim. There is a subtle spice and garlic rich flavor that melds with the smoky and salty notes of the rim, bringing out the best of the flavor. This bright, zesty, and uniquely refreshing cocktail will have even the traditional bloody mary haters coming back for more!

Brunchfaced: Presidents' Day Weekend Brunch Guide

I could be really selfish and just say the only thing worth doing this Presidents’ Day weekend is my Galentine’s Day Brunch Bus, but I won’t do that to you guys. I will plug it here though! LOL! But, since it’s a special lady’s event, the guys need somewhere to brunch this Presidents’ Day weekend too! Here’s where to get Brunchfaced this weekend!

The Best Bloody Marys of San Diego!

With the addition of over 50 new bloody marys in San Diego to my repertoire, I’m giving you my new and improved list of best bloody marys in San Diego! 

Elevate Your Weekend with UPSIDEdown insideOUT Yoga & Brunch at insideOUT in Hillcrest!

The expansive skies in the outdoor atrium at insideOUT literally invite the light and power into your body as you move through each flow. In the slower moments, the trickling of the waterfall quiets and soothes your mind, an experience that just doesn’t compare to being inside a yoga studio.

Brunchfaced: Super Bowl Sunday Brunch in San Diego

Only a few days away from the best day of the year, Super Bowl Sunday. I don’t say that just because my team makes the Super Bowl virtually every year, but because it’s been a a huge celebration since I was born. Food, friends, family, and football, four of my favorite things on earth. I’m still undecided on where to watch the big game but here are my top picks for where to get brunchfaced on Super Bowl Sunday in San Diego!

Brunchfaced: MLK Weekend Brunch Guide

Did someone say 3 day weekend? Whoop whoop! Not one, not two, but three days to get brunchfaced; under the influence of brunch! From restaurant openings, to north county staples, to local neighborhood hangouts, there’s something for everyone! Here are my top picks on where to get brunchafced this MLK weekend!

Brunchfaced: Your Ultimate Guide for National Bloody Mary Day

Happy New Year! Not only is it the first day of a new year, it’s National Bloody Mary Day!!!! That one day of the year where the whole world is hungover, a bloody mary and a solid brunch are essential for just about everyone. If you partied like it’s 1999, here is the ultimate guide where to get a bloody mary and brunchafced on National Bloody Mary Day in San Diego!

Brunchfaced, Holiday Edition

Tis the season! While we might be surfing and building sandmen on Christmas Day instead of sledding and building snowmen, the holiday spirit is still alive and well in San Diego. If you’re here in San Diego from out-of-town, or what I like to call myself… a misfit, looking for a holiday brunch that won’t break the bank, here are my picks where to get brunchfaced this holiday weekend! Sunshine, suds, and Santa; this is Christmas in California!